Carebara wheeleri

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Carebara wheeleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. wheeleri
Binomial name
Carebara wheeleri
(Ettershank, 1966)


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • silvestrii. Oligomyrmex silvestrii Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 23 (s.w.) CHINA. [Junior secondary homonym of silvestrii Santschi, two above.] Replacement name: wheeleri Ettershank, 1966: 124.
  • wheeleri. Oligomyrmex wheeleri Ettershank, 1966: 124. Replacement name for Oligomyrmex silvestrii Wheeler, 1928c: 23. [Junior secondary homonym of Aneleus silvestrii Santschi, 1914d: 357.] Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.



  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 124, Replacement name for Oligomyrmex silvestrii Wheeler)
  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 235, Combination in Carebara)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928c. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in China. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 3-38 (page 23, Replaced name)